EFUMC hosts Methodist Cluster songfest

By Terry Harpole

Various churches were represented at the Nov. 4. songfest at Eupora First United Methodist Church.

The Webster Methodist Cluster meets monthly at one of the different churches as host. Each November the entire cluster meets at a church that is a member of the cluster for a songfest, with each member bringing a dish for potluck supper.

This year, Dan Burchfield and the members of EFUMC extended a warm welcome to the cluster to be held at Eupora. The Rev. Trey Harper, pastor, welcomed the group.

The songfest consisted of a program of talent by cluster churches Eupora First United Methodist, Lebanon United Methodist, Pleasant Hill United Methodist, Liberty United Methodist, Saint Stephens United Methodist and Maben Methodist.

Like at all cluster meetings, an offering was taken. All offerings taken throughout the year, in addition to dues the churches pay into the cluster each year, are used to benefit the area.

Just a few of the many things the cluster helps in are giving college scholarships to area high school students, supplies to area schools, giving to support the Wesley Foundation at Mississippi State University, and providing window fans to any family in the area who might need them.

After an enjoyable evening of talent, a service of communion was held, and the meeting was dismissed for a potluck supper in the fellowship hall and a time for visiting.

The cluster will resume in January, when the next meeting of the Webster County Methodist Cluster will meet at Pleasant Hill.